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Politics & Voting in Alabama

The Political Climate in Alabama is Strongly conservative.

In Alabama 34.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 62.1% voted Republican, and the remaining 3.6% voted Independent.

Alabama voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Alabama remained overwhelmingly Republican, 62.1% to 34.4%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Alabama is Strongly conservative

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Alabama, Alabama: R R R R R

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r. In the last five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Alabama

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 89,528 contributions totaling $13,284,874 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $148 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 53,208 contributions totaling $23,310,361 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $438 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    Reviews for Alabama    19 Reviews
    Sweet Home Alabama - 12/6/2016
    My husband and I have lived in Memphis for the last 14 years. Believe me, anyplace is better to live than Memphis. These poor folks are stuck in a Civil Rights bubble... Read More

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    Thinking of moving to Foley - 3/25/2015
    Can anyone tell me about the services available to senior citizens in Foley. example: if I move there now, I am 67. If I stay and eventually stop driving are there... Read More

    Hot and Humid Summers - Mild Winters - 9/25/2014
    Alabama summers are stiflingly bright, hot and humid. Heaven help you if you don't have AC in your car. Alabama is a great place to live if your interests are in... Read More


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